Marty Durlin

Contributing Reporter

Marty Durlin contributes freelance news features, including coverage of Delta County Commissioner's meetings and local governmental issues.

Marty  is a writer, reporter and playwright currently living in Paonia, Colorado. She contributes to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News, and is a Delta County native. Her prestigious works include the plays, "Babbit", "Pollyana", and the completely original musical, "Beautiful Radiant Things". Marty was General Manager of KGNU Community Radio in Boulder, Colorado for more than 20 years.

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iSeeChange
8:15 am
Tue July 23, 2013

iSeeChange: Bird Watching on the North Fork of the Gunnison

A birdhouse on Rain Crow Farm where four tree swallows nested this year for the first time, eating mosquitoes
Marty Durlin, KVNF

On the Almanac last week, P Kaech reported seeing snow on the top of Mt. Baldy near Crested Butte, and Andrea Lecos noticed that monsoon rains have brought up mosquitoes and other insects. Humans may hate the bugs, but birds are feasting on them. 

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NEWS
8:43 am
Fri July 19, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, July 19, 2013

  • Recall Election Dates for State Democrats Set for September 10th
  • Western Slope Skies – Women in Astronomy, Part Two
  • Wednesday Thunderstorm Causes Mudslide near Marble
  • Colorado Group Says Farm Bill Subsidy Spending is Wasteful
  • From Harvest Public Media – Do Young People Want to Farm Anymore?
  • Bowie BLM Coal Lease Application meeting held in Paonia

  

 

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NEWS
8:18 am
Thu July 18, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Thursday July 18, 2013

  • Mesa County Authorities Report Rise in Domestic Violence Calls
  • Colorado State Auditors Say Medical Marijuana Not Sufficiently Overseen
  • West Fork Fire 66% Contained, Still Covering Nearly 110,000 Acres
  • Colorado Secretary of State Demands Recall Election Date Be Set
  • Gunnison Sage Grouse Likely to be Declared Endangered
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COMMUNITY
8:42 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Local Motion: Dennis McKenna, Part Two

This week on Local Motion, we present part two of Marty Durlin's interview with Dennis McKenna, about his book "The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss," which tells the story of Dennis and Terence McKenna's life together, beginning in Paonia. 

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NEWS
12:25 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Delta County Property Values Drop

Many property owners in Delta county were surprised to see their assessed valuation plummet this year, some by as much as 20%. 

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NEWS
8:31 am
Fri July 12, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, July 12, 2013

  • Negotiations over SB252 begin this week
  • North Fork environmental groups continue to pressure lawmakers to preserve valley from oil and gas development
  • Fire on Green Mountain extinguished
  • Telluride focuses on reducing greenhouse gases
  • Opponents on both sides claim victory in recent gun ruling
  • Hickenlooper wants tax increase to fund schools
  • Sand Creek survivors file suit
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NEWS
8:21 am
Thu July 11, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Thursday, July 11, 2013

  • Report from KDNK Carbondale on the Fatal Shooting of an Attempted Kidnapping Suspect outside Grand Junction
  • BLM Officials Release Plans for Wild Horse Round-Up North of Grand Junction
  • Update on Colorado Sheriffs’ Lawsuit Against New Gun Laws from Aspen Public Radio
  • North Fork Mosquito Abatement District Considers Annexing Rogers Mesa
  • Size of West Fork Fire Complex Decreases Slightly, Now at 109,000 Acres
  • Ed Marston Remembers Randy Udall
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NEWS
9:16 am
Wed July 10, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, July 10, 2013

  • Trout Lake Being Drained to Make Way for Hydroelectric Plant Updates
  • State Republicans Vote to Select Challenger in Morse Recall Election
  • Paonia Town Council Decides to take No Action on Amendment 64
  • OSHA Fines Williams Company Contractors for Safety Violations After Natural Gas Leak

 

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COMMUNITY
3:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Local Motion: Dennis McKenna, Part One

Credit Dennis McKenna

The McKenna Brothers are two of Paonia's illustrious, possibly infamous, hometown icons. Younger brother Dennis is an ethnobotanist. His older brother Terence, who died in 2000, was known for his books on psychedelics and the nature of consciousness, with such titles as "True Hallucinations and The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess and the End of History."

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NEWS
8:35 am
Wed July 3, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, July 3, 2013

  • Randy Udall, Renewable Energy Advocate, Missing in Wyoming Backcountry
  • Body discovered at Colorado National Monument
  • BLM Announces Public Hearing for Potential Coal Lease from Bowie Resources
  • West Fork Fire Complex grows to 98,000 Acres; Firefighters Continue to Protect Structures
  • Colorado Highway System ranked 41st
  • 67th Annual Paonia Cherry Days Festival Kicks Off with Downtown Day
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